Visitor reviews for Piton des Neiges Ski Resort
Ski Resort Rating: Rate Piton des Neiges
April 27, 2016
impossible skier from France
Why not impossible with snow guns?
See the Youtube's video about snow at Réunion island.
January 21, 2016
Paddy from France
An artificial ski resort on Piton des Neiges, open in August, why not, what a good idea!
Maybe if a billionaire could do that what a boost for tourism in the island!
August 26, 2011
Ema from Reunion
Nice ski resort with no snow :) As far as I know the last snow on the island was several years ago and local people nearly thought it's the end of the world. In the "winter" - august is the coldest month, the temperatures fall down to 5 degrees. But the mountain is awesome indeed. Come to visit. But leave the ski at home.
June 06, 2007
Andrew from United Kingdom
I visited the island in 1999 and didn't see any evidence of there being any skiing facilities, but the mountain itself is pretty impressive - though it is cloudy at the top as soon as the sun gets up (which given the latitude is pretty hot). You can get helicopter rides into the gorges and over the volcanoes (unless it's time for the Piton de la Fournaise to erupt) which make for some spectacular views. There's a good picture of the gorges in the Earth from the Air exhibition to give a flavour.
December 22, 2004
Hugo from South Africa
This is funny. The locals have ski'ed up here but it is a task for the dedicated. You can buy post cards of a ski track between the bushes. I guess access to the top is via helichopter either from St Gilles or perhaps Cilaos. Normally Nieges is cloud covered - Circe Selaze on the east side gets 8000mm of rain anually. Snow depth gets to ten cm but lasts a day or two. The 'season' is April to September with skiing possible every five years or so. Not bad for a tropical (20 deg South) island. There is a hut on the Grand Randonee a couple of hundered meters lower than the sumit on the South side. Bring your French phrase book but do not expect it to match the patois.